Princess Earns B.O. Crown, Good Word of Mouth

Disney’s return to traditional 2D animation yielded a solid but not spectacular opening weekend at the box office as The Princess and the Frog won the weekend with an estimated ... Continue Reading →

Bustanoby Heads New Mastersfx Digital Division

MastersFX has named Andre Bustanoby the visual effects supervisor of its new digital division. Known as a creator of practical character effects, creatures and monster effects, MastersFX ... Continue Reading →

Nick Names Three to Diverse Writers Fellowship

Three writers will join Nickelodeon’s Fellowship for Diverse Writers, a program that offers hands-on experience in writing both animated and live-action TV series. The three additions ... Continue Reading →

Italia 1 Picks Up Toot & Puddle Rights

Mediaset’s Italia 1 has bought the broadcast TV rights to the animated preschool series Toot & Puddle. Produced by Canada’s Mercury Filmworks in association with National ... Continue Reading →

Princess and the Frog Opens Nationwide

Having completed its limited, debutante run, Disney’s long-awaited return to 2D animation, The Princess and the Frog, is about to run wide. The studio’s return to its fairy-tales ... Continue Reading →

Murphy Locks Up Role of Rapunzel’s Jailer

Actress Donna Murphy has signed to provide the voice to Mother Gothel, who imprisons the title character in Disney’s upcoming animated version of Rapunzel. Murphy joins a cast ... Continue Reading →

Emergent Adds Evolver to Gamebryo Lightspeed

Emergent Game Technologies has added support for Evolver’s web-based 3D character and modeling technology to its Gambryo Lightspeed video game development system. Evolver’s ... Continue Reading →

MachStudio Sped Production of Playmobil Feature

Animation studio Extra Large Technology used StudioGPU’s MachStudio Pro to streamline production on the original DVD feature Playmobil: The Secret of Pirate Island. The 90-minute ... Continue Reading →

TurboSquid Offers Mixamo-Certified Motions

Online 3D marketplace TurboSquid is offering 3D models designed to work with the entire collection of motions from Mixamo as part of a new alliance between the two companies. TurboSquid ... Continue Reading →

Court Takes Over Struggling TV-Loonland

Unable to pay its debts, an insolvency court in Munich, Germany, has placed children’s entertainment company TV-Loonland AG in preliminary administration. The move comes after ... Continue Reading →